I’m a big fan of the multi-membered Calgary band Woodpigeon, and their debut long-player Songbook was one of my albums of 2008. Their second, Treasury Library Canada, has just been released in the UK, and although my initial impressions are good, I’ll spend some more time with it before reviewing here. In the meantime, here are three songs that they played live last night on Marc Riley’s BBC 6 Music show, ahead of their gig at Manchester’s Deaf Institute. One song - Emma et Hampus - is from Treasury.., but the others are new. The Saddest Music in the World has been around since last year, but Beth Jeans Sleepover (named after friend and singer-songwriter Beth Jeans Houghton) was written a mere 12 hours before the studio performance, so it’s as fresh as they come! Enjoy.
Woodpigeon play the ICA in London tonight (I won’t be there, boo) and wrap up their short British tour in Brighton tomorrow. The good news is that they’re back in May for more shows.